Oseltamivir Phosphate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Oseltamivir Phosphate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 8,139,836
Top drug rank #91 ( 68)
Average total drug cost $156.54 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $30.03 (USD)

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2008 - 2018)

Rank of Top Drugs Over Time

"Rank" refers to the frequency that a given medication is prescribed within a calendar year compared to all other medications. A rank of "4" would indicate that the medication was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication.

Year Rank Change
2008 281  115
2009 201  80
2010 417  216
2011 349  68
2012 282  67
2013 250  32
Year Rank Change
2014 219  31
2015 236  17
2016 249  13
2017 159  90
2018 91  68

Drug Cost Over Time (2008 - 2018)

  • Total cost: The average total cost of the medication including the out-of-pocket cost (see below) plus the amount paid by other parties (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Administration, TRICARE, other state/federal sources, Worker's compensation, and other miscellaneous sources)
  • Out-of-pocket cost: The average payment made by the patient which may include deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or the cash price paid without insurance coverage.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018)
Oseltamivir Phosphate (this drug) 8,139,837

Drug Synonyms

Drug synonyms are used during the sanitation and standardization process of "cleaning" the original data source (MEPS). Occassionally, brand names may be listed below that are no longer on the market or are very infrequently used.

Brand Name Synonyms
  • Tamiflu
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Oseltamivir Phosphate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Neuraminidase Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 10/27/1999
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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